10 Rohingya injured in triangular clash at Ukhia Refugee Camp

UKHIA CORRESPONDENT

Frequent clashes continue at the Ukhia refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. A recent incident left 10 Rohingya injured. The severely injured were taken to various hospitals within the camp.

The triangular clash occurred Friday night (May 24) in blocks E, G, and F of Rohingya camps 3 and 4 in Ukhia. Following the incident, additional police were deployed throughout the entire camp area.

The gunshot victims include Ziaur Rahman, 15, son of Noor Bakshur from block F-72 of Ukhia’s Kutupalong 3 refugee camp, and Shaukat Ali, 45, from block A-11 of Ukhia’s refugee camp 5. The identities of the other injured individuals are not yet known.

According to reports, the clash involved the Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO), ordinary Rohingya, and the Armed Police Battalion (APBn) at Mochara Bazar and various areas of camps 3, 4, and 5 in Ukhia. Approximately fifty rounds of gunfire were exchanged during the incident.

During the clash, agitated Rohingya residents vandalized 25 huts belonging to RSO members in block E of camp 4 and nearly ten illegal shops set up by criminals.

No statement was available from the Armed Police Battalion deployed at the camp regarding the incident.

Ukhia Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shamim Hossain said, “I have heard about the triangular clash in the Rohingya camp. Several people were shot. They are currently receiving treatment at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.”

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